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Memories of HELSINKI and PORVOO.

2010

During this period of Lockdown, i"m basking in memories of past holidays, this is from 2010 ,when i was on my way to St. Petersburg in Russia. To make sure that i did not miss the train from Helsinki to Russia , i planned to stay 2 nights in Helsinki. I"m glad i did,because i enjoyed my visit. The Senate Square is large and lovely, with the Senate Building built in 1818. Today the Prime Ministers office is here.The shining white Cathedral is at one side of the square. It is the Evangelical Luthern Church of Finland. It has one large green Dome and four small green Domes. In the middle of the Square is the statue of the Russian Tsar Alexander 11,erected in1894. I took a local bus to the old Olympic Stadium. Helsinki held the Summer Olympics in 1952. 69 nations took part. I took the lift to the top of the Olympic Tower for the view. The pitch was being relaid...I notice that the Stadium is under renovation this year . Helsinki is the capital of Finland and the river is the Vantaa.---------Next day i boarded the Bus to Porvoo, about 50km {30 miles } it is on the E18 road from Helsinki to St.Petersburg. Porvoo is a city situated on the south coast of Finland.
It is a medieval place.,with colourful houses. The river is the Porvoonjoki. The Cathedral as a seperate Bell Tower built in 1414.
At 7am next morning i took the train to St. Petersburg. --------I have returned to Helsinki about 5 years ago. img=https://photos.traveHELSINKI  FINLAND.  Hotel room.

HELSINKI FINLAND. Hotel room.

HELSINKI  FINLAND . Hotel entrance.

HELSINKI FINLAND . Hotel entrance.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.  Hotel.

HELSINKI FINLAND. Hotel.

HELSINKI  FINLAND . Railway station front.

HELSINKI FINLAND . Railway station front.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.   Railway station.

HELSINKI FINLAND. Railway station.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.  Railway station.

HELSINKI FINLAND. Railway station.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.  Department Store.,founded in Helsinki  158 years ago in 1862.

HELSINKI FINLAND. Department Store.,founded in Helsinki 158 years ago in 1862.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.  Senate Square.

HELSINKI FINLAND. Senate Square.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.

HELSINKI FINLAND.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.  Cathedral,  Finnish Evangelical Luthern Church.

HELSINKI FINLAND. Cathedral, Finnish Evangelical Luthern Church.

HELSINKI FINLAND.     Uspenski   Eastern Orthodox  Church.

HELSINKI FINLAND. Uspenski Eastern Orthodox Church.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.

HELSINKI FINLAND.

HELSINKI  FINLAND .    Senate Square.  Statue of Alexander11.

HELSINKI FINLAND . Senate Square. Statue of Alexander11.

HELSINKI  FINLAND..  Cathedral.

HELSINKI FINLAND.. Cathedral.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.   Luthern Cathedral

HELSINKI FINLAND. Luthern Cathedral

HELSINKI  FINLAND.. Luthern Cathedral.

HELSINKI FINLAND.. Luthern Cathedral.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.    View from Uspenski Cathedral.

HELSINKI FINLAND. View from Uspenski Cathedral.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.

HELSINKI FINLAND.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.

HELSINKI FINLAND.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.     Old Olympic Stadium.

HELSINKI FINLAND. Old Olympic Stadium.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.   View from Tower at Stadium.

HELSINKI FINLAND. View from Tower at Stadium.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.  From top of Tower.

HELSINKI FINLAND. From top of Tower.

HELSINKI FINLAND.   View from tower at the old Olympic Stadium.

HELSINKI FINLAND. View from tower at the old Olympic Stadium.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.   Tower at old Olympic  Stadium.

HELSINKI FINLAND. Tower at old Olympic Stadium.

PORVOO FINLAND.    By the river Porvoonjoki.

PORVOO FINLAND. By the river Porvoonjoki.

PORVOO  FINLAND.    River Porvoonjoki.

PORVOO FINLAND. River Porvoonjoki.

PORVOO  FINLAND.

PORVOO FINLAND.

HELSINKI  FINLAND   Railway station.

HELSINKI FINLAND Railway station.

HELSINKI  FINLAND.

HELSINKI FINLAND.

PORVOO  FINLAND.

PORVOO FINLAND.

PORVOO  FINLAND .Cathedral and Bell tower.  Bell Tower built around 1414.

PORVOO FINLAND .Cathedral and Bell tower. Bell Tower built around 1414.

PORVOO  FINLAND   Cathedral.

PORVOO FINLAND Cathedral.

PORVOO FINLAND.     Church Bell Tower.

PORVOO FINLAND. Church Bell Tower.

PORVOO FINLAND  in May.

PORVOO FINLAND in May.

PORVOO  FINLAND    Wooden houses.

PORVOO FINLAND Wooden houses.

PORVOO  FINLAND  .

PORVOO FINLAND .

PORVOO   FINLAND.     Bus station.

PORVOO FINLAND. Bus station.

HELSINKI FINLAND.    Bus for trip to Porvoo.

HELSINKI FINLAND. Bus for trip to Porvoo.

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